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just folksUnpretentious, informal, down-to-earth.Rate it:

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kick into touchTo kick a ball over the touchline in a game of rugby to avoid pressure from the opponent team in a difficult situationRate it:

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killTo strike a ball or similar object with such force and placement as to make a shot that is impossible to defend against, usually winning a point.Rate it:

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killThe grounding of the ball on the opponent's court, winning the rally.Rate it:

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knock onTo commit a foul by knocking the ball forward.Rate it:

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last trumpThe moment of God's final judgement on Earth.Rate it:

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long gameThe aspect of the game in which the strategy is to advance downfield by throwing the ball to a receiving player; the passing game.Rate it:

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long gameThe portion of the game, played with driver clubs, in which the ball is advanced down the fairway to the putting green.Rate it:

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medicine bladderA large weighted ball used in boxing to strenghten the arms.Rate it:

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my very educated mother just served us nachosMercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.Rate it:

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my very educated mother just served us nine pumpkinsA mnemonic used to remember the order and names of the nine planets of the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.Rate it:

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my very educated mother just served us noodlesMercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.Rate it:

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not in a pig's eyeA chiding expression, relative to an odd-ball idea or suggestion. Deemed irrelevant, awkward, foreign, inappropriate.Rate it:

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on the upWhile the ball is rising.Rate it:

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out of house and homeGlobal Checkup: How Healthy is Earth?, Science NOW.Rate it:

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outer coreThe hot liquid material found near the centre of some planets, distinct from the solid inner core.(geology) The part of the Earth between the mantle and inner core, responsible for generating the planet's magnetic field.Rate it:

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outer coreThe part of the Earth between the mantle and inner core, responsible for generating the planet's magnetic field.Rate it:

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park the busTo attempt to stop the opposition team from scoring a goal by playing extremely defensively and placing as many players as possible behind the ball.Rate it:

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pick offTo intercept, such as a ball in flight.Rate it:

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play inTo pass the ball into an attacking position.Rate it:

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play onto hit the ball into his own wicket, thus being out bowledRate it:

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play the anglesIn a game which involves control of a moving object, such as a ball or puck, to allow for angular movements of the object caused by bounces, rebounds, ricochets, etc. or to carefully guard the corners of the goal, net, or other scoring target.Rate it:

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play the anglesIn a game which involves control of a moving object, such as a ball or puck, to seek scoring opportunities by advancing on or shooting at the scoring target in an angular manner across the field of play.Rate it:

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pull backTo pass (the ball) into a position further from the attacking goal line.Rate it:

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put awayTo catch a fly ball or tag out a baserunner.Rate it:

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put throughTo pass the ball to (someone) giving them a one-on-one scoring opportunity.Rate it:

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raise cainThe children tend to 'raise cain' if they can't play ball after supper.Rate it:

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screw backTo cue the cue ball in such a way as to impart backspin. On impact, the ball will follow a reverse trajectory according to the spin.Rate it:

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screwed upHaving been screwed into a ball.Rate it:

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short of a lengthOf a ball that pitches short of a good length; a ball that bounces closer to the bowler than the area of the pitch regarded as the best for dismissing or restricting the scoring of the batsman.Rate it:

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shotgunA play formation in which the quarterback is a few feet behind the snapper when the ball is hiked, ideally allowing for an easier pass play.Rate it:

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slam dunkA high-jump approach to the basket and a one-hand slam of the ball through the hoop!Rate it:

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step overA dribbling move, or feint, in football (soccer), used to fool a defensive player into thinking the offensive player, in possession of the ball, is going to move in a direction he does not intend to move in.Rate it:

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stickhandleTo maintain individual possession of the puck or ball by controlling it with movements of one's stick, especially to do so in a skillful manner.Rate it:

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swing for the fencesTo swing at the ball as hard as possible, with the aim of getting a home run, increasing the chance of missing the ball.Rate it:

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tag upOf a baserunner, when a fly ball is hit, to put one's foot on the base one is currently at until the ball is caught. When the ball is caught, the baserunner may attempt to advance to the next base, at the risk of being tagged out.Rate it:

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tee upTo place a golf ball on a teeRate it:

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tee upTo pass the ball to someone, facilitating a shot.Rate it:

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tee upTo place the ball on a tee, ready for kickoff.Rate it:

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throw somebody a curveTo pitch a curve ball.Rate it:

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throw someone a curveUsed other than as an idiom: To pitch a curve ball.Rate it:

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tip of the icebergOcean Scientists assert in reference to an 'iceberg': The {tip} exposed portion, visible above the sea, is only one eighth of the actual size of this awesome natural phenomenon found in the polar seas of our planet Earth.Rate it:

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tip overAn action where the goalkeeper deflects the ball over the crossbar.Rate it:

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top edgeA deflection of a ball off of the top edge of a bat, into the air and potentially for a catch.Rate it:

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top edgeTo hit the ball with the top edge of the bat.Rate it:

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valley of the shadow of deathValleys on earth one must walk through, that is, part of the human experience.Rate it:

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walk the dogPerform a trick where the ball rolls down the shaft, and then is caught in the head of the lacrosse stick.Rate it:

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worldThe earth.Rate it:

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